Opinion

Let’s be careful we don’t just trade off addictions

Editorials

Ohio’s “medicinal marijuana” program is just getting off the ground. Already, it is being suggested state officials should add a new health condition to the list of those for which cannabis can be prescribed as a remedy: Opioid addiction. There is evidence the active ingredient derived ...

Delays hurt those who need the help

Editorials

Ohio will miss yet another mark in its march toward the sale of medical marijuana — this one an assurance that sales could begin by the end of November. That is not going to happen. According to Mark Hamlin, of the Ohio Department of Commerce, the two testing labs closest to opening are ...

Thursday’s great day to give up smoking

Editorials

This Thursday is a good day to clear the air, so to speak. It’s the annual Great American Smokeout — marked on the third Thursday in November — when smokers, hopefully, will make the commitment to stop smoking for the day. It’s a great first step to stopping an extremely bad habit ...

Program teaches leadership skills

Editorials

Leadership Ohio Valley is officially under way, with a class of 11 men and women from across the region hoping to make a difference in their communities. Previously known as Leadership Weirton, the program is operated by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, and is open to business people ...

Weirton United Way continues to serve

Editorials

The Weirton United Way has reached 63 percent of its $240,000 goal for the 2018 campaign, volunteers and officials with the charitable organization learned Friday. That’s good news for the community, but those involved know there still is a long way to go. There are two major fundraising ...

Some interesting stories

Local Columns

If you haven’t had a chance to look through today’s entire edition yet, I suggest you take the time to do so. In it you will find stories about some of the area’s most interesting and, at the same time, humble people, our veterans. That’s appropriate, because today is Veterans Day. ...

The wonders of winterizing revisited

Local Columns

I spent the past week winterizing, a seasonal exercise that involves physical and emotional effort. Sometimes very emotional, very painful. After all, I am not a fan of the approach of cold weather, but I do realize that, like it or lump it big time, it happens, so get over it. Our local ...

Veterans have earned thanks

Editorials

They come from all walks of life and all races. They practice different faiths and are representative of all segments of our society, but they all share a common trait — they all have been willing to stand tall and fight to preserve the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans, knowing that ...

Edison thanks district voters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Edison Local School District, I want to thank the voters who approved the 5.9-mill renewal operating levy on Tuesday. The decision they made will help in this district’s mission to “protect and preserve” our schools by providing funds for building ...

Catholic Central has lost its way

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Writing this letter doesn’t give me any great sense of satisfaction, as I was hoping. Mostly it’s just a feeling of loss. What have I lost, you might ask: A family member, a close friend, a cherished pet? No... none of these. This will take some explanation. I hear ...